Never in my wildest dreams did I think that the Pitt Men's Basketball Team would take down UCONN in Hartford last week, nor did I think they would lose to Providence last night. In a supreme dose of bittersweet karma, both happened. Just one game after being voted to the top of both Polls, the Panthers fumbled away a golden oppurtunity for a 1-2 matchup when they meet UCONN at the Pete on March 6th.
Summed up by the picture above, the Panthers were never truly there until the beginning of the second half, after which they had already dug an 18 point deficit.
Star of the Game : Providence's penetration. I can't even count the number of times that the Friars were able to simply slice and dice the Panthers interior, finding someone wide open for an easy layup or dunk.
Least Valuable Player/s : Pitt's first half play. Where they even in the arena? They were no where to be found on offense, mustering up just 26 first half points, and surrendering a 15-1 run to end the half. Turnovers and missed gimmies led to an 18 point hole they could never climb out of.
Up Next: @ Seton Hall, Sat.